Hillary: Many Young Blacks ‘Taken Too Soon’


hillaryDemocratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton expressed sympathy for 17-year-old Laquan McDonald following his shooting death during an encounter with Chicago police last year.

“The family of Laquan McDonald and the people of Chicago deserve justice and accountability,” she said in a statement released Wednesday.

“All over America, there are police officers honorably doing their duty, demonstrating how to protect the public without resorting to unnecessary force,” Clinton continued. “We need to learn from and build on those examples.

“The loss of so many young African-Americans taken too soon should reaffirm our commitment to press forward for progress,” the former first lady added.

Chicago police released dashboard camera footage late Tuesday documenting McDonald’s final moments during a confrontation with police in October 2014. Officer Jason Van Dyke, 37, is allegedly shown shooting and killing the African-American teenager in a volley of 16 bullets.

Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder in connection with McDonald’s death.

Clinton argued Wednesday that the series of events is an opportunity for addressing the nation’s relationship between law enforcement officials and minority communities.

“As criminal charges proceed in this case, we also have to grapple as a country with broader questions about ensuring that all our citizens and communities are protected and respected,” she said.

“The mothers I met recently in Chicago are right: We cannot go on like this,” the Democratic White House hopeful added. In early November, Clinton met with the mothers of several African-American parents whose children have died in shootings.

Clinton holds a substantial lead among African-Americans over Democratic rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in presidential polling.


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  1. Clinton is more than silly, but she does not yet have enough liberty to speak directly to the populations that are frightened and angered. Ultimately, she needs more values and should be studying the effects of a damaged society in more time.

    Still, she’s gets more votes likely. Trump just wants to scare the public.

    Times see we are in a very annoying age for personal liberty. Times should choose better leaders.

  2. Yes. That is the white Liberal knee jerk reaction. BLAME THE EVIL WHITE RACIST COPS. Black lives matter. The only deaths in the black community comes from evil whites marauding cops looking for some blacks to kill. If only blacks could arm themselves, all deaths would end. Maybe its time to round up all the evil whites in this country and imprison them. At that point all blacks would lead blissful pain free lives. I will write a letter to Obama with this suggestion.